Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) congratulates Xavier Becerra on his confirmation as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). DPC appreciates his dedication to serving our nation and looks forward to working with him on policies that benefit the health and well-being of the millions of Americans suffering from kidney disease, and especially those who require dialysis treatments.

Dialysis Patient Citizens is a nationwide, non-profit, patient-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all dialysis patients through education and advocacy. Through our efforts, we look to provide a voice to these patients and amplify their needs to legislators and policymakers.

“Today there are proven techniques to integrate care for kidney patients across the continuum of kidney disease and across their comorbidities, that reduce complications for patients and save health care dollars. In the pipeline are new technologies that will improve dialysis patients’ quality of life,” said DPC Board President Andrew Conkling. “The challenge for Secretary Becerra is to bring these innovations to scale for all kidney patients, and ensure that Medicare is a driver of, and never a barrier to, improved care and outcomes.”